WOMEN OF STEEL
WED 2 DEC @ 6PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10
2020| PG| 56 mins | DCP | AUS | D: Robynne Murphy
Director Robynne Murphy joins us in conversation for a Q&A after the screening.
Forty years ago, director Robynne Murphy, one of the leaders of Wollongong's Jobs for Women Campaign, took on Australia’s most powerful company – BHP.
When the 1980s steel slump devastated the city’s economy, the women were forced into the courtroom. Their struggle plays out against a background of societal changes: from anti-discrimination legislation, to the shifting roles of women in the home.
Follow a group of determined women in their 14-year fight for their right to work in the Australian steel industry.
‘Murphy’s film is a story of perseverance and comradeship told with emotion and humour’ - Filmink